Best Concealers Of 2022
Concealers are a wonderful way of covering up blemishes, spots and dark circles, helping your skin to look its best. There are numerous concealers on the market, available in a variety of shades to match your skin tone.
Now, some concealers are better than others, particularly for different skin types and when targeting certain issues. To help you find the perfect concealer, we have created this list of the best concealers on the market in 2022, plus included some advice on how to apply your new concealer.
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear All Over Concealer
Best Overall Concealer, Best For A Natural Finish
Customers and beauty reviewers all agree that Lancome's Teint Idole Ultra Wear All Over Concealer is one of the best. If you've struggled to find a good concealer in the past or are looking for one you can use to cover up a range of skin issues, this is the one to choose.
Coverage is good, without being cakey, which allows for a natural finish. The formula is hydrating and helps brighten the skin too. This concealer can last all day (and night), even if you have oily skin.
Vichy Dermablend SOS Corrector Concealer Stick
Best Concealer For Dark Circles & Under Eyes
Vichy's stick application concealer is easy to apply to under eye areas, making it ideal for quickly covering up dark circles. A creamy formula ensures good coverage, even with a single layer. The Vichy Dermablend SOS Corrector Concealer Stick is also buildable, if you want to build more coverage when doing a photo-ready make-up look.
Clarins Everlasting Concealer
Best Concealer For Oily Skin
The current successor to Clarins Instant Concealer, which is currently discontinued, the Clarins Everlasting Concealer is available in a good number of shades, allowing you to match to most skin types.
A slightly drier formula makes this concealer a good choice for those with naturally oily skin, leaving a matte finish. It can attain a good amount of coverage with light application. Additionally, it includes Clarins Anti-Pollution Complex to help protect your skin, particularly sensitive areas like spots, from free radicals.
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage Concealer
Best Concealer For Dry Skin
Another in Lancome's Teint Idole Ultra Wear range, the Camouflage Concealer has an oilier formula, which makes it the perfect choice for those wanting excellent cover-up for dry skin. This is a high coverage concealer that is good at hiding skin imperfections, from skin discoloration to spots.
Elizabeth Arden Stroke Of Perfection Concealer
Best Concealer For Spots & Acne, Best Concealer For Contouring
Elizabeth Arden's Stroke Of Perfection Concealer has a smooth and creamy texture, which makes it great for use in contouring. The thickness of the formula ensures great coverage over patches of red skin, spots and acne flare-ups.
The range of shades of Stroke Of Perfection Concealer is somewhat limited and most shades are on the warmer side when used on pale skin. It can also be used during contouring to bring a warm highlight.
Tips For Applying Concealer
Applying Concealers After Cleansing, Before Foundation
Aim to have freshly cleansed skin. Applying concealer should come after any moisturiser or serum in your skincare routine. Concealers should also be added before foundation – the foundation then acts as a marrying layer.
Picking The Right Shade Of Concealer
Choosing the right concealer will depend on how you plan to use it. In most cases, if you are covering up spots or skin imperfections, you want the concealer to match your skin tone. If you are covering up dark circles under your eyes then you want a shade a little lighter than your skin tone to brighten that area. For highlighting, choose a tone with a little more warmth than your usual skin tone.
Using Concealer Under Your Eyes
Prep Your Under Eye Area, If Wearing Concealer Regularly
If you are regularly wearing concealer under your eyes, we would recommend giving your under-eye area a good dose of nourishment. An eye repair cream or serum will keep your eye area moist and plump, the perfect protected surface to apply cover-up concealer.
Swipe Concealer From Inner To Outer Eye Area
Start in the inner corner of your eye, nearest your nose and pat or swipe your concealer towards your outside eye area. You can then use a concealer brush or careful patting with a small finger to ensure consistent application.
How To Fix Concealer Creases
A good quality concealer is the first step to getting rid of creases. Formulas that are too wet or dry on your skin won't sit properly and will more easily show creases, particularly as it wears off. To give your skin the best chance of avoiding creases, use these three steps:
- Use a primer before applying any concealer
- Apply concealer as sparingly as possible
- Add a light layer of powder to finish